5 Questions for UFC 131: Dos Santos vs. Carwin

1. Who’s power will win in the battle of the Heavyweights?

Both Junior Dos Santos and Shane Carwin carry dynamite in their hands, some heavier than others and some quicker than others. This is probably a fight I don’t know who’s going to win. I really think it’s a matter of game plans. If Dos Santos is able to keep his distance and pick Carwin apart with his speed, he’ll win the fight. Although, now if Carwin is able to bully Dos Santos and get a hold of him — that’ll be bad news for Cigano. I can’t wait.

2. Will the weight cut affect Kenny Florian’s performance?

Kenny Florian came into the UFC as a Middleweight and has slowly become the vanishing man by moving down to nearly all of the weight classes: Welterweight, Lightweight, and now Featherweight. That’s a huge difference and granted he was able make the cut yesterday, but on fight night — will he be too dehydrated? Will he be able to bring his strength down to the lower weight class? Diego Nunes is a huge test — definitely not an easy test.

3. Is this Mark Munoz’s coming out party against Demian Maia?

Demian Maia is a legit Top 10 Middleweight, and it’s going to be a huge test for Mark Munoz. For a person who’s pedigree is in wrestling, you’d assume he’d like to take it to the ground, but that’s where Maia’s most dangerous. Now, will both working hard on their striking — who’s going to win that battle? If Mark can bring the power he’s shown in the past, this could rocket him up the rankings quick.

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Top 10 Best Canadian MMA Fighters of All-Time

UFC 129 is going to be the largest MMA event in North America holding over 55,000+, and it’s going to be in Rogers Centra at Toronto, Canada. Being that there’s 10 Canadian MMA fighters on the UFC 129 card, I think it’s due to show what Canada has been able to produce for MMA. The following are the best Canadian MMA fighters of all-time:

10. Chris Horodecki — Lightweight (16-3)

Chris Horodecki is a young MMA fighter coming out of Canada who’s already made a big splash both in the IFL and the WEC. Look for him to do more damage in the future since he’s only 23 years old.

Notable Wins: Bart Palaszewski, Danny Downes, Ed Ratcliff

9. Jason MacDonald — Middleweight (24-14)

Jason MacDonald helped represent the Canadian flag during the early days of MMA in the MFC and the UFC. This MMA veteran has been able to keep himself relevant in the MMA game and will continue his second stint in the UFC.

Notable Wins: Bill Mahood, Joe Doerksen, Chris Leben, Vernon White

8. Denis Kang — Middleweight (34-12-2-2)

Denis Kang has built his MMA resume over seas in Japan. Considered one of the most underrated fighters coming out of Canada, he’s a Brazilian Jui-Jitsu blackbelt with heavy hands. He hasn’t been able to get the wild success he’s had in the past here in the States, but he continues to string along wins.

Notable Wins: Murilo Rua, Akihiro Gono, Marvin Eastman

7. Sam Stout — Lightweight (16-6-1)

Sam Stout always brings the fight, and never backs down to anyone. When you come to watch “Hands of Stone” he’s going to put on a show, where he’s won 5 UFC Fight of the Night bonuses. During his UFC career, he’s had some great wins over top contenders and looks to climb the mountain again.

Notable Wins: Matt Wiman, Joe Lauzon, Paul Taylor

6. Carlos Newton — Welterweight (15-14)

Carlos Newton is one of those MMA fighters who’s fought all the best fighters during his era and always put on a good fight. Newton has dubbed his personal fighting style— a combination of traditional Jujutsu, Judo and Wrestling —”Dragon Ball Jujutsu”. 

Notable Wins: Pat Militich, Renzo Gracie, Shonie Carter

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